William Lloyd Garrison sends four sonnets for the Nation. If they are not accepted, they should be passed on to the Independent. Garrison had another bad fall, injuring the same arm and shoulder that he hurt in the first fall. He was visiting Joseph Southwick in Grantville at the time. Garrison writes: "I am still at a loss to know what to attempt in the way of steady employment. When doing nothing, my candle must necessarily burn at both ends, and in the middle, the price of family living is so enormous. The lecturing season is now over. ..." He has not yet decided whether to accept James T. Fields's proposition to write the history of the anti-slavery struggle. He says: "Aunt Charlotte and Julia Randall are with us from Providence."
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison